The first house is also the home of your rising sign or ascendant, which we discussed in “The Self”. This house is an angular, or cardinal house. It is a powerful house that is very prominent in your life and can reveal information you have already learned about yourself. This house is also the one in your natal chart with the greatest impact on you.
This is the Helm. The current status of the matter is indicated by House 1. It can be used in natal astrology to reveal aspects of the native’s identity, including their physical appearance, highest potential, character of free will, as well as their core personality or complexion.
The Second House: Living, Possessions, and Money
This house is called a succeedent house. It simply refers to “following” or being “subsequent” the most angular house. This house is a support house. This house will talk to you and your belongings. The second house is the one that supports the angular house.
The Gate of Hades is the second house in Hellenistic Astrology. We also see Persephone’s influence here. House 2 is the general interpretation of the chart. It denotes money matters, access and resources, as well as your keys to wealth. It also refers to the physical body. For health considerations, you can read House 2 and House 6 together.
The Third House – Siblings and Travel, Thoughts and Mental State
This house is the cadent house. It is located in the fourth quadrant of your natal charts. This house is a cadent house, which means that the planets within it will have less impact at birth but have greater influence as you get older. Cadent houses are areas that we need to learn, where we can grow, improve and transform from weakness into strength. Cadent houses are areas that need nurturing, while the succeedent and angular houses can be interpreted as being more indicative of who you are or what your natural abilities are.
Mercury and Air rule the third house. This house is called the House of Communications. It will record your thoughts and how you communicate them to others. You can find out more about a person’s mental health by visiting their House.
It is traditionally the home of siblings and young children.
The Fourth House: Parents and Emotions, Inner Sanctum and Mystical Matters
This house is an angular house or cardinal house. It is a forceful house that is prevalent in your life and can reveal information you don’t already know about yourself. This house is also the one in your natal chart with the greatest impact on you.
The moon and water rule the fourth house. It is our home and hearth. It can be used to indicate how we relate with our parents as children and our relationships with our families in adulthood. This house often contains denotations of ancestors. This house can reveal aspects of your soul purpose and past lives, as well as matters related to your heritage and roots. A fourth house may also be a manifestation of an inherent artistic talent.
House 4 is the Seat of the Soul and the house of the subterranean angles. What aspects of childhood are most influential for this native? What are the most important aspects of heritage, domestic issues, and ancestry? House 4 also shows one’s hereditary tendencies as well as where one’s roots are.
The Fifth House: Children and Leisure
This house is called a succeedent house. It simply refers to “following” or being “subsequent” the most angular house. This house is a support house. This house will talk to you, your belongings, and the support of the previous angular house. The fifth house is the support for the fourth angular house.
The sun and fire rule the fifth house. It is the house that fosters creativity and fertility. It can display our creations, children, or progeny, as well as our personal pursuits. The fifth house may reveal our hobbies or interests. This house can also be a sign of our love lives and secondary relationships.
House 5 is known as the House of Good Fortune. What are the blessings that you are most likely to receive in this lifetime? What makes you happy? What is your joy? House 5 can reveal a lot about our personality and how we can navigate society.
The Sixth House – Occupation. Productivity. Service. Health
This house is the cadent house. It is located in the final quadrant of your natal charts. This house is likely to have a smaller impact on your life path. These houses can indicate areas of learning, areas in which we need to grow, improve and transform ourselves from weakness into strength. Cadent houses are indicative of areas of nurture. The other houses, the succeedent and angular, can be interpreted as being more indicative of your natural traits or the gifts you were born with.
Mercury and the element Earth rule the sixth house. This house best represents our daily life, our mundane, our work, and our jobs. It is also the place that gives insight into our health, bodies, and well-being.
House 5 is the House of Good Fortune. House 6 is the House of Bad Fortune. This determines the outcome of your daily labor and how it will be used. House 5 will reveal your passions, while House 6 will show you core competencies you can use for work and employment.
The Seventh House – Spouse, Marriage and Institutions
This house is either an angular house or a cardinal house. It is a forceful house that is very prominent in your life and can reveal information you don’t know about yourself. This house is also the one in your natal chart with the greatest impact on you.
Venus and the element of air rule the seventh house. It is the house that governs unions, partnerships, and relationships. It is often used to predict who our future life partners will look like. It is the house that will be married to you. It can reveal which type of spouse you are most compatible with, and provide insight into your married life.
This is the House of the Setting Angle. It indicates the impact of social institutions on a native’s life. House 7 can be used to reveal information about institutions like marriage, religious orders and legal matters. It also shows how our inner circle influences our lives.